Journal article

Ancillary referral patterns in infants after initial assessment in a cardiac developmental outcomes clinic.

Sonia A Monteiro, Faridis Serrano, Rocky Tsang, Eboni Smith Hollier, Danielle Guffey, Lisa Noll, Robert G Voigt, Nancy Ghanayem, Lara Shekerdemian

Congenit Heart Dis | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Neurodevelopmental impairment is common after surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) in infancy. While neurodevelopmental follow-up of high-risk patients has increased, the referral patterns for ancillary services following initial evaluation have not been reported. The aim of this study is to describe the rates and patterns of referral at the initial visit to our outcomes clinic of patients who underwent surgery for CHD during infancy. OUTCOMES MEASURES: The Cardiac Developmental Outcomes Program clinic at Texas Children's Hospital provides routine longitudinal follow-up with developmental pediatricians and child psychologists for children who required surgery for CHD within ..

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